A system theoretical approach to the analysis of centralized and distributed algorithms for costrained and unconstrained optimisation

The course will be held by dott. Ivano Notarnicola and is part of the training provided for IBES PhD Students (a.y.2023/2024) within the Automatic Control and Operational Research (ARO) curriculum.

  • Date:

    12 JANUARY
    26 JANUARY 2024
     from 14:30 to 17:00
  • Event location: Room 2.7A - Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" DEI - Viale Risorgimento, 2 - Bologna

  • Type: IBES Course


Popular algorithms for unconstrained and constrained optimization will be presented and analyzed using a control-informed perspective. A system theoretical reinterpretation of the algorithmic schemes as discrete-time dynamical systems will be shown and used to prove the asymptotic convergence of the algorithms to the solution of the specific problem at hand. The extension to a distributed implementation of the algorithms will be also discussed.


  • 12 January 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 19 January 2:30 pm - 5 pm
  • 26 January 2:30 pm - 5 pm


This course is part of the training provided for IBES PhD Students in the academic year 2023/2024.

Those who succesfully attend and complete the course:


Check the links above for further information about the specific academic requirements for each cyle and how to comply with them.


dott. Ivano Notarnicola

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

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